The Sewer Maintenance Division has five employees who are dedicated to the storm and sanitary sewer maintenance throughout the city. The sanitary sewers convey raw sewage to the wastewater treatment plan for treatment, and the storm sewers convey the storm runoff to nearby streams and drainage ditches.
Responsible for maintaining and repairing over 100 miles of sanitary sewer (6 inches to 42 inches), over 60 miles of storm sewer (6 inches to 60 inches), and all manholes and stormwater catch basins.
Ensuring Flow Volumes Crews use advanced technology to clean and inspect the sewers to maintain flow volumes to help drain streets and transport sewage to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Storm water is collected in separate storm sewers, where it flows to ditches and eventually to the Great Miami River. Staff is also involved in maintaining some improved drainage ditches in Troy.